This unit is based on the Year 4 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings. Students explore the rules and laws, and how they affect us. They investigate the difference between laws and rules. They explore the concepts of equal and equitable, and whether or not equal means fair. Students compare and explore the Australian law system and Indigenous Lore. They are introduced to the three levels of government, and learn more about the local government including laws and community groups. Students explore compulsory and non-compulsory voting.
Interpret data and information displayed in different formats, to identify and describe distributions and simple patterns
Draw simple conclusions based on analysis of information and data
Present ideas, findings and conclusions in texts and modes that incorporate digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms
The role of local government and the decisions it makes on behalf of the community
The differences between ‘rules’ and ‘laws’, why laws are important and how they affect the lives of people, including experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
The different cultural, religious and/or social groups to which they and others in the community belong
Applies skills of historical inquiry and communication
Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry
Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time
Describes the ways people, places and environments interact
Interpret maps and other geographical data and information to develop identifications, descriptions, explanations and conclusions, using geographical terminology including simple grid references, compass direction and distance
Identify the origin and content features of primary sources when describing the significance of people, places and events
Explain the roles of local government and some familiar services provided at the local level
Distinguish between rules and laws and discuss why rules and laws are important
Describe the different cultural, religious and/or social groups to which they and others in the community may belong
In this unit students explore the following concepts;
In this lesson, students will look at why we have rules and laws, how they affect us and what is the role of local government has in rule making.
Students will investigate the differences between a rule and a law.
Students explore how Australia's laws affect Indigenous Australians and their traditional way of life.
In this lesson, students learn about their local government and the services they provide to the community.
In this lesson, students investigate how local government makes rules and law for communities.
Students will meet and pose questions to their guest speaker about local rules and laws.